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From: "Andy Hedgcock" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 11:38:23 +0100
References: <C2D0D9E8.18AE3%ruth@macs.hw.ac.uk>


Then some of us will just have to be patient and wait for FreeBMD to
continue the very good job that they do.
Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth Aylett" <>
To: "Andy Hedgcock" <>; "J. Buck"
<>; <>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD


>> Hi Jan
>> Personally I think we should be grateful we had a freebie, even for a
>> short
>> while, on a commercial site. Findmypast has reasonable credits for
>> searching
>> the Indexes.
>
> But this misses the point: BMD indexes are PUBLIC information which have
> now
> apparently been given to a commercial organisation for their profit. As a
> monopoly too I think. And at the point at which the Family Records Centre
> is
> closing.
>
> Ruth
> --
> Ruth Aylett Professor of Computer
> Science
> Mathematics and Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University
> Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK Tel: 44-131-451-4189 Fax: 44-131-451-3327
> http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/ "Life is beautiful"
>
>
>




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